natural disasters
Research Labs Evacuate Ahead of Irma
Research Labs Evacuate Ahead of Irma
The Scientist Staff | Sep 7, 2017
Scientists leave behind ongoing experiments as the Category 5 hurricane whips through the Caribbean and heads toward the U.S. mainland.
Opinion: The Flood Reduction Benefits of Wetlands
Opinion: The Flood Reduction Benefits of Wetlands
Siddharth Narayan, Michael W. Beck | Aug 31, 2017
Conservationists and the insurance industry team up to model the economic benefits of marshes during hurricanes.
Science Labs Offer Help to Texas Researchers
Science Labs Offer Help to Texas Researchers
Jef Akst | Aug 29, 2017
Sparked by a tweet from a Philadelphia scientist, the March for Science–Houston has launched a database of facilities offering to host reagents and researchers. 
Flooding in Texas Blocks Researchers from Campuses
Flooding in Texas Blocks Researchers from Campuses
Kerry Grens | Aug 28, 2017
Marine Science Institute on the Gulf experiences damage; “rideout teams” keep watch over animals and facilities. 
Opinion: Preparing for Potential Disasters
Opinion: Preparing for Potential Disasters
Larissa Paschyn | Jan 25, 2017
How to increase the resiliency of biotechnology organizations in the face of emergency risks
Weathering the Storm
Weathering the Storm
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2013
How to prepare your lab for natural disasters and cope with unavoidable consequences
The Price of DNA IDs
The Price of DNA IDs
Jef Akst | Sep 16, 2013
Following natural disasters or violent political turmoil, DNA science can help identify victims. But what if a country can’t afford the technology?